Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV – Day 7 – Looking forward

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The last topic is an outlook on the rest of the year/for the next 12 month: One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried?

Well, I’ve been thinking long and hard on this and I think there are quite a few: Continue reading

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Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV – Day 6 – A tool to covet

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Today’s taks is: Write about your favourite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers.

Well that is easy: I like wooden needles in general and especially the interchangeable Knit Pro needles. Why is that: well the sound of metal needles clicking always made me shutter and it does so even more nowadays when I hardly ever knit with them. Plus wooden needles don’t have to warm up to your touch, they always have a nice temperature. And the Knit Pro interchangeable needles are just practical. Continue reading

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV – Day 3+4 My colour review – a infographic

Knitting-and-Crochet-Blog-Week-2013As Wednesdays are my Yarn Along Days I decided to mix the topics for Day 3 and 4 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. The assignments were: Day 3: Make your own infogaphic (no fancy imaging software needed, you can draw it on paper and photograph it if you want) to convey any element of your craft(s). It can be just for fun or a thoroughly researched presentation of an idea/finding. and Day 4: What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting. Look to see what colours you have used in your projects. Compare this, in turn, to the colours that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

When I read the topic for Day 3: blog about something using an infographic, I immediately thought about my stash. So Day 4’s topic “colour review” is the perfect topic to match the infographic topic with. But lets jump straight in (to my stash).

I would say I don’t have a special favourite colour at least not for knitting but I do like bright colours. My alltime favourite colour is purple in all shades (see me broken Favourite-Coloursseed stitch socks...). For our appartement I have a great liking for greens between lime and olive, so rather yellowish greens and bright cherry reds (my big blanket shows it a little bit, yes for a perfect blanket the mint stripe would be light green but they didn’t have that colour)). And for clothing at the moment es it is spring I really enjoy everything coral and peachy (see my Gemini top). So when shopping for yarn I’m normally drawn towards that colours but I usually buy what I think I can turn into something nice.

Now I checked my stash. Continue reading

Yarn Along – Week 17 – New projects

This week is Knitting & Crochet Blog Week but I decided to leave today’s topic for tomorrow and rather join Ginny’s Yarn along. So make sure you check that out what colours I like (you actually get a good glimpse on it when you look at my projects at the moment) and what my stash looks like in Thursday’s post.

As predicted last week, I ditched the angora top and went for the top I Top-part-of-my-Geminireally wanted, the Gemini. I’m using a peachy coloured cotton/acrylic mix which knits up nicely. I was not too sure about the top down approach though. I was quite sure I did everything according to the pattern but the increase part during the lace section looked a bit messy compared to the part were you only knit stockinette stitch. So I decided to start new, fixing this. Now it looks far better. You can see the changes I made on my ravelry project page. Continue reading

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV – Day 1 & 2 – The House Cup & Mascot Project

Knitting-and-Crochet-Blog-Week-2013Yeah, welcome to this year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog week. No. 4 already and my first one. This is the first assignment : “A bit like Harry Potter, but not quite, this year’s Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is split into 4 houses. Don your favourite knitted or crocheted hat and let it guide you to which house you will be in.”

Options were the House of Bee for the busy ones, the House of Manatee for the gentle and calm ones, the House of Monkey for the intellegent and funny ones and the House of 8602254927_bca960e097Peacock for the ones showing of a bit (for more information on all houses have a look here).

I love to listen to Harry Potter Audio books when knitting so this is exactly my question. And I didn’t have to argue with the hat into which house he had to sort me. It is definitively the House of Bee. Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.” says the description and the same is true for me. I love to work on many projects and can’t stop browsing patterns on ravelry. I have so many ideas what I want to do. But I would like to add, I’m a hard worker too. Continue reading

Yarn Along – Week 16 – Socks up

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along for this week again. This week has been quite successful knitting and crochet wise. You can see how much my Sofa Blanket has grown: I finished the first third of the stripes. And one sock of my Business Casual socks is finished, the other one ready to turn the heel.All I knit Continue reading